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Mathematics for Primary and Early Years: Developing Subject Knowledge 2ed

by Heather Cooke SAGE Publications Ltd
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Pbk 232 pages
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From a review of the first edition:

This book is suitable for those who lack confidence … It is particularly useful as a revision guide... Tasks and practical exercises are included throughout the book. Worth buying a copy' - Primary Mathematics

This task-driven text emphasizes strategies and processes and is very different from the usual style of mathematics textbooks. For example, algebra is treated as a way of thinking mathematically, rather than merely manipulating symbols. Each of the sections is designed to stand alone so that they can be studied in any order or dipped into as needed.

The Second Edition has been updated to meet the needs of anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge and understanding of mathematics to GCSE level. There is an emphasis on learning and doing mathematics, with an expanded section on measures and proportion, and statistics.

Trainees and students have reported that the book has not only helped them to raise their knowledge and understanding to the required standard but also greatly improved their mathematical confidence.

This is a set book for the Open University Course, 'Ways of Knowing: language, mathematics and science in the early years'.

Preface Using this book 1. Learning and doing 2. Number and measure 3. Statistics and measuring 4. Number and algebra 5. Geometry and algebra 6. Chance and reasoning 7. Proof and reasoning 8. Practice exercises Guide to assessing your mathematical subject Mathematical dictionary/index - wledge and understanding

Heather Cooke is a lecturer in the Centre for Mathematics Education at The Open University. She is an experienced practitioner and has worked as an advisory teacher for mathematics in Gloucestershire. She has co-authored a number of distance learning packs: ABC of Number (1994), Thinking About Measurement (1998), Exploring Pattern (1998), and Passport to Mathematics (1998). Her particular interest is in helping people who found mathematics difficult at school to improve their knowledge and confidence in the subject.